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Using twitter in academia

Article about using twitter in education

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Gráinne Conole
9 December 2008

Twitter use has exploded in the last six months or so, to the extent that some are saying

microblogging is the death of blogging. This is a nice article which gives on perspective on the

use of Twitter in an educational context. Also has some nice links to related useful


Here are some of the useful suggestions:

  • Class chatter
  • Classroom community
  • Get a sense of the world
  • Track a word
  • Track a conference
  • Instant feedback
  • Follow a professional
  • Follow a famous person
  • Grammar
  • Rule based writing
  • Maximising the teaching moment
  • Public notepad
  • Writing assignments

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